Birth Control

Birth Control

Contraception is any method used to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control available for both men and women. These methods may be temporary or permanent but the decision as to which method is best for you should be discussed with your doctor.

Temporary contraceptive options are used by women who would like to have children in the future, but are not ready to get pregnant yet. They offer protection for as long as you choose and are effective in preventing pregnancy when used properly. There are several different options for temporary contraception depending on patients' age, health, lifestyle and previous experience.

Some of the most popular temporary contraceptive options include:

  • Abstinence
  • Birth control shot
  • Cervical cap
  • Condom
  • Diaphragm
  • Emergency contraception
  • Fertility awareness-based methods
  • Intrauterine device
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Skin patch
  • Vaginal ring
  • Vaginal sponge

Women who have already had children, or those who know they will never want to may benefit from permanent birth control methods. These contraceptive options involve a surgical procedure that disrupts the natural fertilization process, usually by tying or cutting off access to the fallopian tubes.

Some of the permanent contraceptive options include:

  • Tubal Ligation
  • Essure Sterilization
  • Vasectomy (Male Sterilization)

Choosing the method of contraception for your individual needs is a personal decision. It is important to take into consideration the hormone levels, frequency, effectiveness and permanence of contraceptive options before deciding which one is right for you. Your doctor is knowledgeable about the different types of birth control available and can provide you with answers to any questions you may have about contraception.

Please feel free to take advantage of our contraceptive services to find the method that works best for you and your lifestyle.

* We would be happy to discuss with you any questions or concerns you might have! Please call us at (516) 439-5300 for a consultation, or to setup an appointment!